Neymar and the other defendants in the fraud and corruption trial relating to the Brazilian’s transfer from Santos to Barcelona. Brazilian corporation DIS is a minority owner of Neymar’s player rights. They had claimed that Neymar, his father, and the past presidents of Santos. Barcelona had purposely concealed the transfer fee.
Spanish court acquits Neymar of fraud.
According to a statement released by the court on Tuesday, however, “it has not been established that there was a false contract or that DIS was intended to be harmed.”
So, when you consider that Spanish state prosecutors decided to dismiss all accusations during the trial, the verdict is no surprise. All that was left was for DIS’s legal team to argue their case. The original five-year prison term that DIS demanded 30-year-old Neymar was reduced. After state prosecutors dropped the case, DIS’s attorneys lowered their demand for a lengthy prison sentence.
Also, Neymar and the Brazil squad were defeated in the World Cup in the quarterfinals on penalties. They were victorious in the courtroom just days later. Neymar’s mother and father, former Santos president Odilio Rodrigues. Former Barcelona executives Sandro Rosell and Josep Bartomeu were not guilty.
Therefore, the Brazilian grocery chain DIS claims it paid Neymar’s family 5 million Brazilian reals (about $2 million) in 2009 to secure the right to receive 40% of any future transfer fee involving the player. DIS claimed it only received its fair share of the transfer fee of 82 million euros, rather than the 17 million euros that Barcelona and Santos had first reported as the fee between the clubs.
At 21, Neymar was already touted as one of the world’s top players. It was when he moved from Brazilian club Santos to Catalan giants Barcelona. He was instrumental in the Spanish powerhouse’s 2017 Champions League victory. He had other championships. he was transferred to Paris Saint-Germain against the wishes of the team’s management.